Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel at Pro Day on Thursday showed once more how much he can do for an NFL franchise.
Samuel, one of the most intriguing playmakers in the 2017 NFL Draft class, whizzed through wide receiver and running back drills in front on nine NFL coaches and representatives from all 32 teams. He made tip-toe catches on the sideline. He zipped through the bags and went outside for a few minutes to catch punts. He did, well, everything.
Samuel said he wanted to come out and show he could contribute at both positions, even if he already did that at Ohio State. Yet he’s still answering the same question — one that makes him the draft’s most curious prospects.
Granted, a major free agent they spoke to on the same day they kneecapped McCloughan, wide receiver Terrelle Pryor, could change all of that immediately if he signs there.
If he doesn’t … well, he has alternatives. For example, teams that pay a lot, run an offense that suits him and don’t wait to kick you where you’re most vulnerable when fortunes head south.
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Ironically, DeSean Jackson left to sign with the Buccaneers with apparently no hard feelings — albeit also with no apparent big push to be re-signed — after getting the boot from Philadelphia two years earlier in similar fashion as McCloughan did. The Eagles did nothing to silence or counter reports right before his 2015 release that he had gang affiliations. Jackson called them out on it directly.
Whether there was anything to the noise late last season that he was open to returning to the Eagles in free agency, he clearly didn’t go back when decision-making time came.
You have to figure Jackson forgave, but didn’t forget it.
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How an unnamed team official dragged McCloughan’s name through the mud Thursday night won’t be forgotten, either.